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Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Northeast Montana
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Bugman and klhansen have it covered for you. Please fill out your signature line so we can get a bead on what you have to better offer advice. I'm noticing the tires from your photo, kinda wondering about your gearing. Electronic diesels have come a long way since '96; you're kind of comparing apples and oranges. The pickup I have (setup is in my signature line) has been on the ranch since Jan '95 and 1200 miles showing. It is worked like a dog, and gets the job done for me. I don't win races, don't haul my overloads to the coast, but have watched plenty of the newer Powerstrokes, Duramax's, and Cummins powered pickups come and go in the neighborhood but my old dinosaur keeps on rolling!
Having said all that... get rid of the squished down pipe and the factory air box (I highly recommend TYMAR Performance). Those will let the engine breathe easier. In my case (almost always HEAVY TOWING), I refreshed my injectors but stayed with the stock flows (didn't want to add an intercooler) and added a TS flip chip. Somewhat better power for towing, MUCH BETTER throttle response when unloaded or empty.
Where are you from? There might be a diesel shop we could recommend to visit with...
'94 1/2 F250 4x4, SuperCab XLT, 5 spd, SMF w/ Valaeo clutch, 4.10 (syn. lube), Rotella 5W40 Syn, manual hubs, B&W Gooseneck hitch, Cooper ST Maxx tires in 235/85R16, authentic TYMAR intake, 4" AFE exhaust, FRP mod., SD starter, Isspro boost/pyro,digital thermometer, homebuilt exhaust brake, 194K Fresh factory injectors at 186K, TS-6 chip. Dana 60 conversion! "Its only a pickup. Trucks have a button on the shifter!"
'12 F150 Supercrew, 4x4, 5.0L, Lariat, 146K, "Race Red" and no speeding tickets yet...
1996 Bronco, last of the line! XLT, 5.8L, 160K and going strong!
Last edited by tbeck; 03-19-2019 at 03:31 PM.
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